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Aerek urs Sjaarda Commoner | joined 12 May 2007 | 9 posts


Your education posted 12 May 2007 in Author Q & AYour education by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

Just out of curiousity Scott, do you have any knowledge of religion? I noticed you used a lot of interesting terms that you wouldn't come across everyday and you seem to have some knowledge about Scripture, prophecy, apostasy, and gnosticism among other things. Do you know anything about the Bible or it's history? And do you hold to any religion yourself? These questions may be somewhat personal, but I am just curious because I found your first book fascinating, and I bought the second one yesterday. I grew up in Woodstock, ON, not far from London and I am attending a one year Bible course, so many things in your books interest me. view post


Evolution vs Creation posted 12 May 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

I'm not replying to anyone in this, but I do wish to discuss my views on the subject. I believe in the creation described in the Bible. We are not here as the result of a cosmic mistake or series of chances. Do you not find it interesting that in the whole known universe life has not been found elsewhere? Do you not find it interesting that humans are born with emotion, morality and the capacity for guilt? Other intelligent beings, like animals can only mimic behaviours to get what they want, but it certainly is not emotion. I believe in the Bible, and the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to earth to pay the penalty for our sins and rose to life in the power of God. If you don't believe that, you are most certainly going to a very real place called Hell. There's more to life than action and re-action, cause and effect, and chemical motions. There is purpose. There is hope. There is life beyond death. If you have questions, feel free to email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:the_whitetornado@hotmail.com">the_whitetornado@hotmail.com</a><!-- e -->, along with your own views on life and death. view post


The Author's Education posted 13 May 2007 in Author Q &amp; AThe Author's Education by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

I noticed the very same thing when I read the books and I am also very curious about it myself. view post


Evolution vs Creation posted 13 May 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

My sincerest apologies to you animal enthusiasts out there. I have had pets all my life and I love them myself. From what I see, animals do things out of instinct, not out of any logical thinking process. Perhaps they do have emotions, but they definitely do not have a soul. However, they point I was trying to express was not about animals, but about human beings and what happens after death. view post


the bible is the solution posted 14 May 2007 in Philosophy Discussionthe bible is the solution by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

The Bible has the answers. They've remained unchanged over the last 2000 years, and were established even before that. view post


Evolution vs Creation posted 14 May 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

The Bible has the answers. They've remained unchanged over the last 2000 years, and were established even before that. view post


Beginning of Chapter Quotes posted 14 May 2007 in Author Q &amp; ABeginning of Chapter Quotes by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

I find many of the quotes at the beginning of the chapters quite interesting, and worthy of commiting to memory. I am wondering if Scott comes up with all these quotes himself, or if he finds inspiration from other sources.
There was one particular quote that I really enjoyed that wasn't from the beginning of a chapter, but it was about the game Benjuka in TDTCB. &quot;Like life, games were governed by rules...(the whole paragraph) Out of curiousity, what exactly is Benjuka? view post


Evolution vs Creation posted 14 May 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states that disorder in a closed system increases with time (And the earth is essentially a closed system), forces us to conclude that the earth was once more organized and integrated than it is now. What modern science is saying about evolution increasing the organizational cell and DNA structures is contrary to this Law.
Also, EE, you said, &quot;But Evolution is one of the strongest and most robust theories in all of science and has weathered the test of time quite well so far&quot; Keep in mind that evolution is just that, a theory. There is no possible way to test it or observe it in action in any proper sense, neither has it been proved. Belief in evolution then is a form of faith, so what you believe isn't really different from most religions. view post


the Few posted 10 July 2007 in General Discusssionthe Few by Aerek urs Sjaarda, Commoner

How come none of the Few are female? view post


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